Map of the Peloponnesian War, Beginning
Map of the Alliances of the Peloponnesian War, as well as the respective strategies of the opposing factions of Sparta and Athens, and their allies.
Warfare in Classical Greece
The ancient Greek city-states were in a constant rivalry for land, resources and power which meant that warfare became an ever-present aspect of life. Athens and Sparta were famous rivals throughout the Classical period but other cities like...
Government & Society in Ancient Greece
In this collection, we examine one of the greatest contributions made by the ancient Greeks to world culture: their systems of government and, above all, the ideas of democracy and mass participation in politics. We also consider the...
Comparison of the Greek City-States: Athens vs Sparta
Athens vs Sparta! Learn all about the similarities and differences of the Greek City-States, Athens and Sparta! This short comparison with Kelly Macquire discusses the important differences between Athens and Sparta during the height of their...
Genocide in the Ancient World (Documentary)
Genocide is often viewed as a particular feature of our own current age. This perception largely stems from the terrible events which took place during World War Two in the 20th century CE in the parts of Europe occupied by the Nazis. However...
A Mysterious Illness Kills One Third of Athenians (430-427 BCE)
Learn about the plague in Athens and the devastation it caused in this webisode connected to our full episode Inside the National Archeological Museum.
Marathon to Chaironeia: changes in hoplite armour
Professor Peter Krentz speaks on changes in hoplite armour at the Greek and Roman Armour Day, 20th July 2015.
Map of the Peloponnesian Wars (431-404 BCE)
This map shows Greece, Asia Minor and Sicily during the Peloponnesian Wars. The main powers of Athens, Sparta and their allies, as well as Achaemenid Persia and neutral states, are highlighted. Key battles are indicated by an X and military...
Battle of Arginusae
An illustration of the Battle of Arginusae (406 BCE), during the Peloponnesian War. Illustration by Marek Szyszko.
A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating from Thrace, the peltast was a common sight in Greek warfare during the Classical period and especially following the...